Indian F&B concept Khyber to open at Dukes Dubai

Fine dining restaurant from Mumbai, India is set to open its doors on July 25 at the Dukes Dubai hotel

Khyber will be located in Dukes Dubai.
Khyber will be located in Dukes Dubai.

Indian concept Khyber will open its first venue outside of Mumbai on July 25 at the Dukes Dubai hotel.

The venue can seat up to 162 guests, including 40 diners on the terrace, and also offers a live cooking station and private dining options.

In India, the restaurant has been visited by celebrities and dignitaries such as Sir Paul McCartney, Aamir Khan, Richard Gere, Demi Moore and the Kuwait royal family, among others.

The restaurant will specialise in authentic north Indian frontier food, with dishesbased on fish, lamb, chicken and vegetarian recipes.

Signature highlights include: tandoori raan, a tender leg of baby lamb, Khyber spiced marinade, cooked in a clay oven; makai ki tikki, corn patties, royal cumin seed, green chillies and coriander; five grains tandoori roti, a wholewheat bread, ragi, oats, pearl millet (jawar) and red millet (bajra), cooked in the tandoor; and hara masala pomfret, whole pomfret stuffed with mild coconut and coriander chutney, seared until crisp. The menu also features nine different types of roti (bread).

Desserts include rasmalai, sweet dumplings of cottage cheese served in sweetened flavoured milk, garnished with pistachio and almonds; phirni, a traditional firm rice and milk pudding flavoured with aromatic spices; and gajar ka halwa, a Punjabi dessert made of grated carrots, almonds, raisins slow cooked in sweetened milk and flavoured with mawa.

The new Dubai restaurant will feature the same style as the flagship Khyber restaurant, and has been designed by architect Ayaz Basrai, founder of The Busride Design Studio.

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